The Bent County Historical Society thanks all who attended and volunteered at their Christmas event and other events throughout the year – this includes Historical Society, Boggsville, Museum and Art Guild activities. They would also like to thank members for paying their dues and donating to preserve Bent County History. "We have had a fantastic year and are making plans for an even better 2019," said Kathleen Tomlin.

The society's annual meeting is scheduled for Jan. 21, with a luncheon, annual meeting to elect new officers, and a presentation. This is when the society takes time to honor friends, volunteers and partners.

Victoria Miller, curator of the Steelworks Center of the West, in Pueblo, will present, “Smoke, Steel & Fire: The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company.” The presentation will include a brief social and business history of the company, from its founding in the 1870s through 1993.

On Feb. 10, a Mardi Gras dinner - sponsored by the Bent County Art Guild - is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. More details will be announced later.

The John W. Rawlings Museum and the Old Trail Gallery are open on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays through Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, from 12 to 4 p.m. Admission for Historical Society members is free.

Tour can be arranged by calling 456-6066 or 469-2721.

Visit the Old Trail Gallery for your shopping needs – specialty gifts and no admission charge.

Boggsville is closed for the reason. Contact 456-1358 or 281-6877 for any special arrangements.

The research library is open on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. – please make an appointment for specific research requests by calling the Museum at 456-6066.

Like Bent County Historical Society and Boggsville Landmark on Facebook, visit bentcountyheritage.org (where you can enjoy the virtual tours of the Museum and Boggsville) or call 456-6066.